Retirement Blog

The Retirement Blog approaches the subject the way Gladys Kravitz from the old sitcom “Bewitched” might -- by poking a finger through the blinds, hoping to figure it all out, even the bewildering parts. The blog focuses on the financial issues that ordinary retirees might encounter, with an emphasis on topics like managing 401(k)s, IRAs, Social Security, Medicare and the rapidly disappearing old-fashioned pensions. Even if you have a couple of million bucks in the bank, you might find useful information here, but mostly we try to keep average folks up to date on what it takes to retire comfortably. See the latest Retirement Blog posts below.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 4:56 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security recipients won’t get a raise in 2016, and some Medicare participants can expect to pay a much bigger bill.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 1:54 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

In the 1st Democratic debate, Sanders said he would raise the income cap for Social Security taxation; Clinton said she’d raise benefits for the very poor.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 4:25 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare’s prescription drug coverage could cost you more in 2016.

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Monday, October 12, 2015 3:06 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Making it easier to save for retirement — especially for employees of small firms — is a growing business.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015 3:31 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Annuities can augment Social Security as a guaranteed source of retirement income to cover the basics.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Expect to spend more on Medicare and don’t assume Medicare Advantage is the answer.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 3:08 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

If you got rich fast, the trick is to spend it slowly.

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Monday, October 5, 2015 12:27 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Here’s how you can get answers and explanations when you’re loved one is seriously ill.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 4:40 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t sacrifice your retirement to cover your children or grandchildren’s education.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 3:51 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Preparing an advance directive doesn’t have to be costly or complicated.

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